18 Convertible Wedding Dresses to Take You from Ceremony to Reception in Style

Multiple looks for the price of one? Count us in!
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Updated May 23, 2023
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There's no denying that reception dresses are having a major moment right now, but the reality is that many brides simply aren't ready to part ways with their wedding dress immediately after the ceremony. On top of that, having multiple looks can get pretty pricey. Our solution? A convertible wedding dress.

Not only do convertible wedding dresses allow you to switch up your style without ever having to change, but they also give you multiple wedding looks for the price of one. For brides on a budget (or brides looking to avoid the hassle of more shopping), they're a win-win.

This spring at New York Bridal Fashion Week, designers showcased incredible innovation when it came to convertible looks, leading us to predict that they'll be one of the top wedding dress trends of 2024. Some of our favorites included Mark Ingrham's 'Theresa' dress, which had a detachable skirt that could be removed to reveal a darling mini romper underneath, as well as Nadia Manjarrez's 'Dolores' set, which featured a corset top, A-line skirt, and trousers, which could be mixed-and-matched between wedding events.

The good news for brides is that these looks aren't exclusive to the runway. There are so many convertible wedding dresses available to shop right now. Keep reading to discover our top picks for 2024, then, head over to our bridal salon directory to find out where you can try them on in person.

Shop The Best Convertible Wedding Dresses

Whether you're an indecisive bride struggling to settle on just one look, or simply want a dress that can seamlessly take you down the aisle and onto the dance floor, we've got the options for you. Here are 18 convertible wedding dresses in every style and budget.

Olivia Bottega 2-in-1 Wedding Dress Jessica with Detachable Skirt

With the Jessica dress you can go timeless, or you can go bold. Either way you spin it, you'll have a look to remember. The simple square-neck column gown comes with a detachable skirt and train made from Olivia Bottega's signature glitter tulle. Pair the 2-in-1 ensemble with a jewel-encrusted belt for that extra touch of glam.

Size range: 2 - 18

Price at time of publish: $999

Watters Marlina Off-Shoulder Convertible Mini Wedding Dress

Keep things short and sweet with this convertible mini dress. The elegant ensemble features a ruched straight neckline, off-the-shoulder sleeves and a detachable chapel-length train. It's the perfect option for brides who want the comfort of a mini dress but the glamor of a maxi.

Size range: 0 - 16

Price at time of publish: $1,500

Jenny Yoo by Jenny Yoo Holden Off-Shoulder Floral Lace ball-Skirt Wedding Gown

Here's a look that will seamlessly take you from the ceremony to the reception. The floral printed A-line gown features detachable puff sleeves, which can be worn over the shoulders or draped, and can easily be removed to free up your arms for dancing. Oh, and did we mention it also has pockets?

Size range: 0 - 26

Price at time of publish: $1,895

Justin Alexander Plus Size Stretch Mikado Fit and Flare Gown

This plus size wedding dress was made to move with you. Whether you're walking down the aisle or hitting the dance floor, its stretch Mikado fabric is guaranteed to keep you comfortable. Wear it with the matching English net cape for the ceremony, then on its own for the reception.

Size range: Custom

Price at time of publish: Price Varies

Lulus Romantic Eternity Ivory Satin Strapless Jumpsuit With Overskirt

This stylish ensemble will have you eager to suit up for your big day. Perfect for the unconventional bride, the satin strapless jumpsuit can be worn with or without the detachable overskirt. We especially love this look for a courthouse wedding or elopement.

Size range: 2 - 10

Price at time of publish: $229

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Lourdes V-Neck Convertible-Sleeve Lace Wedding Gown

The Lourdes gown allows you to seamlessly transition from a church ceremony to the reception, without ever having to change out of your dress. Its flutter sleeves offer a touch of modesty for when the time calls for it, but they can easily be removed to show off your shoulders. With all-over floral appliqués, it's a charming option for any spring wedding.

Size range: 0 - 26

Price at time of publish: $1,695

Olivia Bottega 2-in-1 Sparkly Wedding Dress Tirion

For the bride who can't decide on an aesthetic, the Tirion gown offers two very different looks in one. Remove its Art Deco-inspired tulle overlay and you're left with an elegant A-line gown made from iridescent satin fabric. It's the perfect combination of vintage and modern!

Size range: 2 - 34

Price at time of publish: $1,199

Watters Lupine Strapless Sweetheart Mesh Sheath Wedding Gown

Bring on the drama! This convertible wedding dress is guaranteed to turn heads for all the right reasons. Made from lightweight viscose, and designed to wear with a detachable cape, it's the perfect option for a summer beach wedding.

Size range: 0 - 26W

Price at time of publish: $1,800

Cinq The Faye Gown

With or without its detachable puff sleeves, the Faye gown is one to remember. Its illusion neckline features gorgeous diaphanous lace, while its streamlined silhouette is made from soft crepe back satin. One word: Swoon.

Size range: Custom

Price at time of publish: Price Varies

Willowby by Watters Matilda Tulle Convertible Wedding Gown

How about a 2-in-1 look to take you from day to night? The floor-length underskirt of this dress can easily be removed to turn it into a charming mini. With puff sleeves and all-over pearl embellishments, it's a standout pick for any fashion-forward bride.

Size range: 0 - 16

Price at time of publish: $1,495

Olivia Bottega Extra Convertible Wedding Dress Audrey

With so many different ways to switch up your look, it's no wonder why they call this the 'extra convertible' dress. The romantic A-line gown features several detachable elements, such as a bolero top, oversized bow and a cathedral-length train. You can customize your gown with the combination of your choosing, or even switch up your look throughout the night.

Size range: 4 - 34

Price at time of publish: $2,400

Willowby Cecilia Gown

You might have thought this strapless gown was as gorgeous as it gets on its own, but it actually has a few tricks up its sleeves (pun intended). Detachable Juliet-style sleeves give the bridal look a unique touch, and frankly, we're obsessed.

Size range: 00 - 24W

Price at time of publish: $1,915

Justin Alexander Plunging V-Neck Plus Size Crepe Fit and Flare Gown

No veil? No problem. This plus size gown was made to be worn with the matching chiffon cape during your grand entrance. However, with a plunging neckline, figure-flattering silhouette and chapel-length train is a stunner even on its own.

Size range: Custom

Price at time of publish: Price Varies

Alexia Maria Silk Faille Strapless Minidress with Convertible Skirt

Can't decide between a mini and maxi dress for your wedding day look? Consider this ensemble the best of both worlds. The strapless silk mini dress comes with a detachable floor-length skirt and is finished off with a charming bow decal at the waist.

Size range: 0 - 12

Price at time of publish: $1,495

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Willow Strapless Floral-Detail Convertible Sheath Wedding Gown

Maybe you're not looking to switch up your look too drastically. After all, you picked your wedding dress for a reason—you likely want to get the most use out of it! If that's the case, the Willow gown offers an ever-so-subtle way to convert your look by removing its 3-dimensional floral sleeves.

Size range: 0 - 26

Price at time of publish: $1,395

Rivini Katrina Gown

Convertible strapless wedding dress by Rivini.
Photo: Rivini

With two looks, both equally sleek and modern, the Katrina gown was practically made for the minimalist bride. Remove its detachable cathedral-length train and you're left with a streamlined trumpet gown featuring a structured bustier bodice and plunging neckline.

Size range: Custom

Price at time of publish: Price Varies

Olivia Bottega Lace Shimmery Wedding Dress Ornella

If you're a bride who believes entrances were meant to be grand, the Ornella gown is calling your name. The off-shoulder mermaid gown, featuring beaded lace and sequin detailing, comes with a detachable skirt that trails into a dramatic cathedral-length train. Talk about showstopping.

Size range: 2 - 30

Price at time of publish: $2,599

Azazie Laylah Gown

Two looks for the price of one? Talk about a budget bride's dream! At under $300, this affordable wedding dress gives you major bang for your buck. Its chiffon sleeves can be worn a number of ways, including as a shawl—which is perfect for brides who want to look modest for the ceremony and show a bit of skin during the reception.

Size range: 0 - 30

Price at time of publish: $269

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